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Street Fighter V to receive new playable character

A brand new character is coming to Street Fighter V this month, a returning fighter from Street Fighter Alpha 2: Zeku the Ninja Master.

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Capcom announces a brand new character coming to Street Fighter V this month, a returning fighter from Street Fighter Alpha 2: Zeku the Ninja Master.

Zeku will be familiar for long-time series fans as Guy’s trainer, and the 38th master of the Bushinryu Ninjutsu school. When Guy finished his training the two fought; upon Guy’s victory, Zeku named him the 39th Bushinryu master.

Zeku then left, and hasn’t returned playable in any Street Fighter game since… until now.

He doesn’t look as if he’s lost a step – although he does look as if he’s altered the way he fights since Street Fighter Alpha 2.

His moves favour speed and rapid hits, retaining much of what makes Guy such as blistering fighter. Check out the reveal trailer below to see Zeku square off against Ibuki – featuring an array of aerial juggles and EX combos.

You can also see him face Karin, where he shows off an alternate costume replete with a shinbo-style scarf obscuring his face. Stay tuned until the end to get a glimpse at what looks like a pretty monstrous critical art: an aerial assault of slashing blows before spinning and plummeting back down to earth for a brutal finish.

Street Fighter V is currently out on PS4 and PC, and the Arcade Edition is set to launch on January 16, 2018.


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